Body odour treatment market has been in sunshine since 2011. According to a report released by Euromonitor International, Deodorant sales in India grew by a massive 177% between 2011 and 2016. Sweat is inherently not stinky; in fact it’s almost odourless. Stench from your body comes from bacteria. What has not been understood is the root cause of unpleasant body odour. Instead almost everyone tries to get rid of their body odour using anything from deodorant sprays, roll-ons and perfumes. A total evaluation of your overall health with Nadi Pariksha will help you understand the root cause of your bad body odour, body smell, armpit odour or underarm odour, underarm smell, whole body smell, and bad breath.
What causes Body odour?
One of the primary causes of body odour is bad digestion. Your body works according to a biological clock. This means, the body works according to the rising and setting of the sun. All digestive processes must happen within the sun cycle. Other influences include weather patterns and environmental conditions. Eating food or drinking fluids out of the sun cycle timings is considered an abuse of the body. This causes body odour.
Body odour and Environmental causes
In the rainy season, digestion is slow and sluggish. Eating a heavy meal in rainy season causes indigestion. This causes several symptoms which include undesirable body smell, armpit odour or underarm odour, underarm smell, whole body smell, and in aggravated conditions, may also cause fungal skin infection and yeast infection.
Choice of foods that cause Body Odour
Inappropriate food combinations can cause bad breath and bad digestion in your body thereby contributing to unpleasant Bad body smell. According to Ayurveda, food combinations such as raw foods and cooked foods, fruits and milk in the form of milk shakes, fruit salad in milk, hot and cold foods mixed together do not digest well. Further, the order of eating certain types of foods also contribute to bad digestion. These are; eating sweets after eating food, eating fruits after eating food, fruit juice along with foods can produce a whole of symptoms which include fungal skin infections and yeast infection.
Unpleasant Body odour and bad breath are indictions of a potential illness that is on its way to strike your body. You can take immediate corrective steps to reverse this condition and restore health.
Body Odour Remedies
Undesirable body smell and bad breath can be remedied by taking a few corrective measures. It is always better for you to correct your lifestyle and habits than mask your body odour with deodorant sprays and roll-ons. Here are a list of what you can do to sweat without odour and keep your body clean and healthy;
Eat when hungry
Eat only when hungry. Your body needs your support to maintain its health. Simply eating does not solve the problem. Eating food is different from digestion it. Your body can digest food only when it expresses hunger. Delaying hunger can cause gas to form and diminish your hunger. Eating late can also cause indigestion.
Eat before it gets dark
Your body cannot digest food if you eat late. Eat your foods before 7:30pm and that too when you are hungry. This habit will maintain your body\’s health.
When you are tired, you rest
If you are tired, you rest – There is a difference between being tired or famished versus being hungry. Your body does not have energy to digest food when you are tired.
Eat Fruits only in the afternoons
Fruits are considered pre-digested foods with a few exceptions of jackfruit and banana. You must consume fruits only between 3:00pm to 4:30pm. After 4:30pm, consuming fruits will cause bloating and gas trouble.
Drink adequate water
Water intake is a must to remove toxins from your body. The quantity of water you must consume can be measured by the number of times you urinate. If you are urinating 6 times daily, your water intake is optimum. If its more or less, manage your water intake accordingly.
Hot beverage and food
You must avoid drinking hot beverage such as coffee or tea after your morning or evening snack. Drinking milk in any form disturbs digestion.
Bathe before taking your meals
Bathe before breakfast. You not only build a healthy habit, your habit helps kindle quality hunger that makes your body digest food better.
Maintain clean bowel habits. If you can go to the toilet first thing every morning, your body will be free of odour. If you are not able to clear your bowels, you can drink about 450ml of warm water every morning. This will trigger your bowels. Avoid reading a magazine or using your mobile phone while in the toilet.
Your body will function properly and stay healthy only with your help. These steps will help your body stay odour free and healthy.
The author, Mahesh Krishnamurthy, has more than two decades of experience diagnosing physiological and emotional distress and how that can manifest as chronic body illness. He has since helped over 43000 people.